The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 123 112
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.30% 3.33% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £312 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £560 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 256 300 304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.38% 10.84% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 195 176
Median daily rate £406 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.03 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 6 £413 - 5
Staffordshire - 4 £413 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £475 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £575 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 9 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (33.33%) Retail
4 6 (28.57%) Service Design
5 5 (23.81%) GDPR
5 5 (23.81%) PMO
5 5 (23.81%) Security Management
5 5 (23.81%) ISMS
5 5 (23.81%) FMCG
5 5 (23.81%) SIEM
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (19.05%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (19.05%) Logistics
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (9.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 2 (9.52%) FireEye
8 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (9.52%) GPG13
8 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) PABX
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Security Manager
2 8 (38.10%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Information Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (19.05%) IT Manager
5 4 (19.05%) Telephony Manager
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security Project Manager
6 3 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (14.29%) IT Security Project Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Manager
7 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Telephony Project Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) FMCG
2 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (19.05%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (9.52%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) EPoS
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Information Security
2 6 (28.57%) Service Design
3 5 (23.81%) ISMS
3 5 (23.81%) Security Management
3 5 (23.81%) SIEM
4 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Logistics
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (9.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CISM
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CEH
3 1 (4.76%) CISA
3 1 (4.76%) CISMP
3 1 (4.76%) CRISC
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (23.81%) GDPR
2 5 (23.81%) PMO
3 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (9.52%) GPG13
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (4.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) FireEye
1 2 (9.52%) Imperva
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) F5
2 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm
2 1 (4.76%) Proofpoint
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow